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Paterson Detectives Seize Loaded Gun, 300+ Heroin Bags, Two Suspects

Paterson's East 28th Street and 10th Avenue intersection.
Paterson's East 28th Street and 10th Avenue intersection. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

PATERSON, N.J. -- Paterson drug detectives grabbed a handgun and more than 300 bags of heroin while busting two men, authorities said.

A concerned citizen turned investigators' attention to 376 E. 28th Street, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.

Seeing them coming, a suspect ran into a store at the corner of East 28th Street and 10th Avenue, a known drug dealing hangout, he said.

Further investigation led to the arrests of Nyja Dejesus, 20, and 18-year-old Hudhaifa Johnson, the director said.

Johnson was charged with possession of a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handgun, with ten live rounds, and 334 heroin envelopes, Speziale said.

A judge ordered him held without bail in the Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing.

DeJesus was charged with having a jar of marijuana, the director said.

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